Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Flicky (128k Version, System 2, 315-5051)

Flicky (c) 09/1984 Sega.

A platform game in which Flicky must collect her lost chicks and lead them home, represented as a door marked 'Flicky'. Players must watch out for the cats which emerge from cat-flaps and proceed to roam the levels. If flicky has any direct contact with a cat, the player will lose a life; any chicks that are touched by a cat will be seperated from Flicky and must again be retrieved. The platforms of each level are littered with objects - such as plantpots, hammers and trumpets - that can be picked up and thrown at the cats to knock them out.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 4 Mhz), SN76496 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1536

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


The game changed name two times during its development: it was originally called 'Busty', then 'Flipp' and finally 'Flicky'.

The Flicky character also appears in the game, "Bloxeed". A Sega coin-op version of this game is also known to exist for the Sega System 16 hardware. The birds that are rescued by Sonic in his many Sega Magadrive platform outings are ''Flickies'', and are identical in appearance to the original Flicky. Also; Flicky tags along with Sonic in the Sega megadrive/Saturn game, "Sonic 3D Flicky's Island"; more widely known as "Sonic 3D Blast".

Jonathan Long holds the official record for this game with 4,548,540 points.


Programmed by : Hideki Ishikawa (H.I), Shuichi Katagi (KTG)

Designed by : Yoji Ishii (ICI)

Character Design : Yoshiki Kawasaki (Y.K)

Security by : Shuichi Katagi (KTG)

(M.T) ?


* Consoles :

Sega SG-1000 (1984)

Sega Mega Drive (1991)

Sega Saturn (1997, "Sega Memorial Selection Vol.1")

Nintendo GameCube (2002, "Sonic Mega Collection") : unlockable Extra.

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Genesis Collection")

Sony PSP (2006, "Genesis Collection")

* Computers :

MSX (1986)

* Others :

Mobiles phones (2001)